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Shenandoah Saga | 4th Edition

A Narrative History of the U. S. Navy's First Pioneering Large Helium-Filled Rigid Airship

ISBN-10: 0960150617
ISBN-13: 9780960150618
PUBLISHER: Airsho Publishers
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Product Description: "...this popular aviation history about the U. S. Navy's first U. S.-built rigid airship & its horrifying aerial disaster is now in its fourth edition. "A flier of long standing himself, Hook may be considered America's leading historian of an era when the Navy displayed its traditional role as "First Line of Defense' far inland, through the deliberate PR use of its fleet of majestic airships. "This is the tale of that airship, her wreck, & the aftermath...inspiring decades of controversy that have yet to quite die out, & which along with the Hindenburg disaster have haunted all major LTA efforts ever since. "Hook pursued many surviving relations & 'Old Navy' people for interviews in creating the book, which he wrote with visual scenes, having a motion picture in mind. "Inclusion of 143 photos, nine maps, seven line drawings & five old letters give anyone ample 'story board' material to accurately portray the tale. " uncommonly realistic story of a tragedy-type become all too familiar: the ardent marriage of Man & machine murderously triangled by arrival of that implacable lady Nature. "The book was edited by the late Vice-Adm. T.G.W. "Tex" Settle, a record-setting high-altitude balloonist of the LTA era."--F. P. Young, Editor, THE PUBLICK ENTERPRISE, Annapolis, March 1989.

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PAGES: xiv, 208
CATEGORY: History, Technology & Engineering, Transportation

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